The drop in employment-based coverage is directly linked to the slump in the economy, according to the analysis, which is based on U.S. Census Bureau data.Read More
An earlier National Center for Health Statistics study found that about 1 million young adults gained coverage in the first quarter this year. Read More
Among other things, the high court will hear whether the law's individual mandate is constitutional. That mandate, effective in January 2014, requires individuals to enroll in a qualified health care plan or pay a financial penalty.
The proposed rules would require employers to provide employees with an 'easy-to-understand' summary of benefits and coverage and, upon request, a glossary of commonly used health care coverage terms, such as deductible and copay.
Observers have said that decisions for cases argued in the court's spring term would likely by published by June, which could thrust the case into the national run-up to the November 2012 presidential election. Read More
Two-thirds of women who were given maternity leave were able to return to work within a year of their first pregnancy, according to the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington.
Charles DeFrates sought to sue Robert Clark, sole owner of R.G. Clark Construction Inc. in Calpella, California, for personal injury after he slipped and fell while working on the roof of Clark's new duplex, court records show.Read More
In a unanimous decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court said Brian Soja was required to prove that he had a continuing disability when he filed for a reinstatement of his benefits in 2006. It also said a video from employer Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates Inc. disproved Soja's testimony about an ongoing back injury.
One consultant adds that employers also should optimize employee use of established wellness offerings, such as weight-loss or smoking-cessation programs that otherwise may be underutilized.Read More